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Indiana Legislation

Sponsor(s): Rep. Terry Goodin (D-66)

H.B. 1128: Making it a Felony to Kill Endangered Species [2014]

Born Free USA Position: SUPPORT

Update: This bill failed to pass.

Bill Description:
Makes it a Level 6 felony for a person to intentionally kill a wild animal that is on the endangered species list.

In addition to the endangered species provision, this bill also:

  • Makes it a Level 6 felony for a person to illegally take a deer or a wild turkey if the person has at least three prior unrelated convictions for illegally taking a deer or a wild turkey in the previous seven years.
  • Increases the amount that a person must reimburse the state for unlawfully taking, possessing, or selling a deer or wild turkey for a third or subsequent violation.
  • Increases the amount that a person must reimburse the state for unlawfully taking or possessing wildlife (other than a fish, deer, or wild turkey), and provides for increased reimbursement amounts for second and subsequent violations.
  • Background:
    Find out more about endangered species in Indiana, and the importance of protecting their fragile populations, here.

    Read the full text here.

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